Shannon P Hart, PhD

Core Faculty, School of Education


Areas of Expertise:

• Historical and Biographical Research Methods
• Qualitative Research Methods
• Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education and Development
• History of Education / Women's Education


• Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
• M.Ed., University of Illinois at Chicago
• B.A., National Louis University


• IL Type 09 (K-9) Standard Elementary
• IL Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS I)


Elizabeth Harrison and the Chicago kindergarten movement: An instance of female institution building

Selected Publications:

• “Harrison and Rumah Crouse to the Chicago Kindergarten Movement, 1879-1920,” American Educational History Journal, 2011
• “The Rocky Road to Grand Conversations: Learning How to Facilitate Literature-discussion Groups in Fourth Grade” in Transforming Literacy Curriculum Genres: Working with teacher researchers in urban classrooms (2001), Lawrence Erlbaum

Selected Professional Experience:

• Assistant Professor National Louis University
• Director, Center for Practitioner Research, National Louis University
• Assistant Professor University of North Carolina, Pembroke
• Assistant Professor, Argosy University/Atlanta
• Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
• Coordinator, Illinois Teacher Education Partnership Grant
• Elementary Teacher, grades 3-5